Grafton, WI – Former Chinooks pitcher, Shaun Anderson, has been called up by the San Francisco Giants after starting the 2019 season as the organization’s top pitching prospect. Anderson becomes the 7th alumni from Lakeshore to make it to the MLB.
The Coral Springs, FL native attended the University of Florida. The right handed pitcher spent the summer in Mequon with the Lakeshore Chinooks in 2014. Throughout the summer, Anderson had a stellar season appearing in 10 games, 8 of which were starts, ending the regular season with a 5-1 record and a 2.40 ERA. Over the 10 appearances, he struck out 43 individuals while only walking 8 batters. Shaun also made one playoff appearance in game 2 in the team’s series against the Wisconsin Woodchucks for the South Division title. He pitched 8.2 innings giving up only 1 run. The 2014 squad would go on to win the Northwoods League Championship. Anderson would go on to be named the Chinooks Pitcher of the Year for 2014.
Anderson would return to Florida until he was drafted in the 3rd round by the Boston Red Sox in the 2016 draft. He would see limited action in the minors in 2016 and started the 2017 season with the Red Sox’s different Single-A affiliates. In July 2017, he was traded to the Giants where he would start his career in San Francisco’s farm system with their Single-A squad, the San Jose Giants. He would begin the 2018 season with the Double-A Richmond Flyer Squirrels. In July of last year, Shaun was asked to participate in the MLB Futures Game as the Giants representative. Shortly thereafter he was promoted to Triple-A Sacramento River Cats.
He recently began the 2019 season once again with the Triple-A River Cats until his call up yesterday with the Giants. In his debut, he lasted five innings giving up just two runs. Anderson also collected two hits.
The Lakeshore Chinooks wish Shaun Anderson the best of luck in his first stint in the MLB.
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Chinooks as your favorite team.